Revisiting “The Godfather”

Bar Vitelli – a shrine for every lover of “The Godfather” trilogy

Can you believe it’s 44 years since Francis Ford Coppola’s original Godfather film was released?

It’s a masterpiece of modern cinema and the scenes where Michael Corleone meets and marries Apollonia were all filmed in the tiny hilltop town of Savoca.

The Vitelli Bar is still open with memorabilia on the walls and in the family restaurant just down the hill one of the bridesmaid’s dresses is preserved in a glass case.

Why are we so attracted to visiting movie locations? We guess it’s because films touch us, and we want to share their characters’ lives. Maybe a form of modern, secular pilgrimage?

The bridemaid’s dress is preserved for tourists

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